A few thoughts, as I can't bring myself to watch the penalties.
1. Tonight our front six actually surpassed anything I've seen before in their inability to retain possession. Inability to control the ball, poor passing, dreadful decision making - you name it. Really, really poor. I wouldn't accept that at Selhurst park.
2. Our back four may well be flawed, but they were genuinely heroic tonight.
3. The next time anyone lazily refers to Rooney as being 'world class' I may just put a brick through my TV.
4. Someone really needs to explain to Joe Hart that luzzing it down the pitch to the opposition simply doesn't cut it at this level.
5. The England players really don't seem to like Walcott very much. What is the point in bringing him on if we aren't going to give him the ball?
6. If we are going to play guys like Walcott, Ox, Young or Johnson in the future, we'd better go for a Portugal-style 4-3-3 formation, or we'll get over-run in midfield every time.
Last edited by wpdavid; 24-06-2012 at 03:27 PM.